KDR Sports and Adventure Travel Pty Ltd was originally started by Ken Creighton and Richard Mullin in 2001


About KDR:
KDR Travel has gone through some amazing transitions in the years since it started in a spare room with a dial up modem in 2001 to where we are today with our consultants working from their offices and homes all over South Africa.

KDR Sports and Adventure Travel Pty Ltd was established in Aug 2001 with a view to specialising in Inbound and Outbound sports supporter and team tours using the website www.sportstravel.co.za

Having to add packages on to the tours both locally and overseas led to us offering a traditional travel service for the outbound market and a tour operator section for clients coming to Southern Africa.

Starting originally from a spare room in Richard flat in Fourways (Joburg), we moved to a small office up the road in Randburg, then to a bigger office next door then to using both.

In 2004 an office in KwaZulu Natal was also opened when Richard decided to move back to Sharks territory.

In 2009 the Joburg office moved to Midrand when Bella Khaya guesthouse was started

Some of our consultants have been with us since 2005 and in order to keep the KDR family together ( as well as retain the experience ) we decided in 2012 to start a work from home option for those consultants that had had children, or had moved to new cities and towns with new spouses.

KDR are members of SATSA (South African Tourism Services Association - member number 1182) and Sotoda (Soweto Tourism Association)

Inbound Travel:
Coming to Southern Africa and need an itinerary put together to suit you, then contact us with your details, needs, preferences and budget and we will put a tour together that will knock your socks off.
KDR now has consultants in Joburg, Cape Town and Durban who can quote on anything from Battlefields tours in the Natal midlands to Golf tours along the Garden route and 2 week countrywide tours staying at everything from 5* luxury hotels and game lodges to mid range guest-houses. We have specialists that can put combinations of South Africa and Zimbabwe/ Mozambique? Namibia together for you

Outbound travel:
Our consultants deal with packages to destinations worldwide whether it be Cruises in the Med or Dive trips to Australia and we have specialist consultants for Vic Falls, Mozambique, Zanzibar, Namibia, Mauritius and the other southern Africa destinations.

Tour Operator - Soweto
With the acquisition of the soweto.co.za domain we tried to act as travel agents for existing tour companies. Unfortunately we found that there were too many companies offering you a drive through tour with a view of Soweto through a bus window and a quick lunch at one of the restaurants before you were rushed back to your hotel room
No tour companies offered a "complete" tour of Soweto.

There was also a lack of information on Soweto. There was no tourism authority (One has now been formed - (2004 - Sotoda)) and people didn't know how to get into contact with the right people in Soweto except through a string of tour companies and intermediaries - some less than reputable.

Denis, who had been involved with housing and "upliftment" projects in Soweto for many years, gathered together a few role players and we started gathering information. Then we put our own tours together with Denis as the tour guide.
The tours focused on getting people out of the vehicles and into the markets, the hostels, the squatter camps and into some real shebeen's (local bars)
We met Thamsanqa Ndimande (Thami) who also shared the view that a lot of tours were not experiential enough and started using him on some of our tours. He was soon permanently employed by us and headed up all our leisure tours.
When we took people to a squatter camp we used Mshengeuville in the Mofolo area. We soon realised that apart from just paying them to let us take clients around their homes, there was far more we could do and a lot more that our clients wanted to do.

We have since sponsored a soccer team, bought a Zozo hut for the kids to play in, Sponsor a crèche in Mshenguville and another one at one of the hostels. With the help of Bright Kids Foundation and various others we have helped organise "Edutainers" for the crèches to have classes in, put together lots of clothes and food drives and taken the kids on outings to places they have never been before like nature reserves.

KDR October 2011 to 2014
The three directors of KDR Sports and Adventure Travel Pty Ltd took a decision to split the company into 2 distinct businesses. The office in Durban would retain the current business structure but the Joburg office would now concentrate on its Sports tour, Soweto tour and Guest-house business.
While the offices both retain the KDR Travel and Tours branding, management and ownership are kept completely separate.
Further to this, towards the end of 2012, we were set to lose 2 consultants who had been with us for quite a few years and we knew it would happen more often than not in the future as well. Consultants who had joined as youngsters were now getting married, having children and moving to different towns with their families. After a good long meeting at the local conference centre (The Keg and Trout) we decided it was worth trying a work from home business model. It wasn’t easy and we have had a few trials and tribulations along the way but we now have our main office in Kloof with consultants in Hillcrest, Durban, Richard Bay, Joburg and Cape Town all happily living with new husbands, new children and new towns.

Durban Director
Richard Mullin

 

Contact Us

  • Reservations:
    + 27 (0)31 572 4042
  • Postal:
    PO Box 943
    Linkhills
    3652, KZN

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